So God is realized in three features by the transcendentalists. The first is impersonal Brahman, impersonal Brahman without any particular form. That is called Brahman realization. Above that, there is Paramatma realization, localized. As Krsna said in the previous verse, maya tatam idam sarvam, everywhere there is God. In the heart of everyone, even within the atom, there is God. This is called Paramatma feature. Localized everywhere, God is there. And then Bhagavan. Bhagavan, personal. The Personality of Godhead, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So in the Supreme Personality, Krsna said in the previous verse, mat-sthani sarva-bhutani na ca aham tesu avasthitah [Bg. 9.4]. That is explained in this verse that "Everything is resting upon Me. But at the same time," na ca mat-sthani bhutani, "they are not also in Me." This particular portion has to be understood. When Krsna says, God says, that everything is resting upon Him, that means everything is resting upon His expanded energy, not personally on Him. Personally He is aloof. Therefore it is said, na ca mat-sthani bhutani.
The same example. Just like when we say everything is resting on the sunshine, that does not mean everything is in the sun but the sunshine is not different from the sun. Therefore you can say that, expanded form, everything is resting on the sun. Try to understand this analogy. So nothing can exist without God, nothing is except God, but still, everything is not God. That has to be understood. This is called acintya-bhedabheda-tattva, simultaneously one and different. So the conclusion is, the Mayavadi philosophy, impersonalists, they say that if God has expanded in everything there is no particular personal existence of God. That is Mayavada philosophy. But that is not the fact. Fact is that although God is personal, He is person. Just like you are person, I am person, He is person, but He is the Supreme Person. And everything is expanded by His energy. In another place, in the Visnu Purana, it is explained very nicely that parasya brahmanah saktis tathedam akhilam jagat.
jyotsna vistarini yatha
parasya brahmanah saktis
tathedam akhilam jagat
It is very clear conception, that the agni or the fire is situated in one place, but it has expanded by his...Eka-desa-sthitasyagner jyotsna vistarini. Jyotsna means illumination. Illumination has expanded. That is... We can understand. If there is dark place and if there is a fire place in that dark, immediately there is illumination. That is expanded. Similarly, God is situated in His own place. That is called Goloka Vrndavana. Goloka eva nivasaty akhilatma-bhutah [Bs. 5.37]. That is God. Although He is situated in His own abode, which is called Goloka Vrndavana, He has expanded throughout the creation by His energy. This is explained. Eka-desa-sthitasyagneh. Agni. Agni means fire. Fire may be situated in one place but the illumination has expanded. Similarly, God is situated in His own place but His energy, parasya brahmanah saktih...
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